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Microsoft extends support for older Windows versions on Skylake
— 4:33 PM on March 18, 2016

There was a bit of hubbub a little while ago about support for older versions of Windows on computers with Skylake CPUs. Microsoft previously...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Windows 10 Mobile now available for some Windows 8.1 devices
— 5:42 PM on March 17, 2016

Microsoft has announced that select Windows Phone 8.1 devices can now be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile. Unfortunately, not all Windows Phone 8.1 handsets are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Updated: Microsoft Store drops Bitcoin payment option
— 12:54 PM on March 14, 2016

UPDATE 3/14/2016 at 5:51 PM: In a statement to Ars Technica, Microsoft says the FAQ update that prompted this story was "a mistake," and...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Tim Sweeney lays out a plan to make Microsoft's UWP more open
— 9:14 AM on March 11, 2016

Tim Sweeney's blistering criticism of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) last week certainly got Microsoft's attention. Shortly after his op-ed was published, Phil Spencer,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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Report: SK Hynix will start mass-producing HBM2 memory this year
— 8:24 AM on March 8, 2016

A new generation of graphics cards is coming, and memory chipmaker SK Hynix wants to be part of the revolution. According to the German...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Microsoft will make SQL Server available for Linux
— 4:13 PM on March 7, 2016

In a surprising move, Microsoft announced today that it's making its SQL Server database system available to customers running Linux. The sprawling relational database...

Type: News story Tags: Linux-Unix

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Nvidia 364.47 drivers bring Vulkan support to the mainstream
— 4:13 PM on March 7, 2016

Didn't we just have a Nvidia driver update? Yes, we did. Well, here's another one. Nvidia has released version 364.47 of its graphics...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Tim Sweeney blasts Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform
— 9:11 AM on March 4, 2016

Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney is the latest to heap scorn on Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform. In an op-ed in the Guardian newspaper this morning,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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Radeon team talks Vulkan, VR and more in Reddit AMA
— 8:34 AM on March 4, 2016

Yesterday, members of AMD's Radeon Technologies Group fielded questions from the public in a Reddit AMA. If you're hoping for details on the

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Linux-Unix

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Oculus founder says Macs aren't up to the demands of VR
— 4:13 PM on March 3, 2016

"That's up to Apple, and if they ever release a good computer, we will do it." That's the rather blunt way that Palmer Luckey, founder...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Input devices Mac

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MIPS CPUs and Debian 8 power T-Platforms' Tavolga Terminal
— 10:17 AM on March 3, 2016

2016 is the year of the Linux desktop. Well, maybe the year of the Russian-constructed Linux desktop powered by a MIPS processor. T-Platforms, a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Linux-Unix

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex coming to the PC as a free-to-play title
— 3:01 PM on March 2, 2016

Well, that's certainly unexpected. Microsoft's long-running racing franchise, Forza Motorsport, is finally making the leap to the PC with Forza Motorsport 6: Apex. The...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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AMD and Nvidia serve up new drivers for the latest games
— 8:35 AM on March 2, 2016

It's driver update day in graphics card land. Both AMD and Nvidia have new driver releases out in preparation for some upcoming game releases. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Microsoft's Project Astoria is no more
— 8:37 PM on February 25, 2016

Microsoft's Project Astoria has been thrown out the window, so to speak. The project was meant to help developers bring their Android apps to Windows....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems Windows

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Apple moves to vacate court order requiring it to unlock an iPhone
— 8:15 PM on February 25, 2016

Like many in the software world, we've been closely following Apple's dispute with the United States government. Apple has been cooperating with the investigation...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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Nvidia Shield TV update serves up Android 6.0 Marshmallow
— 9:08 AM on February 23, 2016

Nvidia has released a software update for its Shield Android TV streaming box. Upgrade 3.0 brings an OS update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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HP's Elite x3 phone is a mighty morphin' productivity powerhouse
— 11:29 AM on February 22, 2016

Microsoft has been talking about Windows Continuum—the ability to power a laptop or desktop-style PC experience from a Windows smartphone—for some time now. HP's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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US Department of Defense orders upgrade to Windows 10
— 9:03 AM on February 18, 2016

Microsoft reports that the U.S. Department of Defense has ordered all its agencies to upgrade their existing Windows machines to Windows 10. That amounts...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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